NEW YORK — Singer Mariah Carey ushered in 2017 with a botched performance on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest" when she stopped singing and walked off stage.
A representative confirmed to the Associated Press Carey had technical difficulties during her live performance Saturday night in Times Square. In an interview with Billboard she said Dick Clark Productions hampered Carey's performance and "set her up to fail."
However, the production company told the Associated Press such claims were "absurd."
Very early into her performance, Carey seemed to have some issues. She stopped singing her song "Emotions," and handed her microphone over to the audience to finish the lyrics for her.
It happened again as the singer stopped singing during one of her hit songs, "We Belong Together."
She was visibly frustrated when she told the crowd, "I'm trying to be a good sport here."
Carey headlined the festivities in Times Square, where about a million revelers jammed in to greet 2017.
After the song finished, Carey looked exasperated as she threw her hands up and walked off stage.
The pop singer addressed the performance blunder Sunday morning on Twitter saying, "Sh*t happens. Have a happy and healthy new year everybody! Here's to making more headlines in 2017."
Carey included a GIF of herself trying to make light of the situation.
However, viewers immediately took to social media Saturday night calling her career, 2016's final victim.
This is not the first time Carey was ridiculed for lip syncing. In 2015 she received backlash for mouthing the words to “All I Want for Christmas Is You” during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
A spokesperson for Countdown Entertainment and the Times Square Alliance, co-organizers of Times Square New Year's Eve told PIX11 they had no comment.